Welsh Bacc learning boost while schools closed – online course

01 April 2020

Students studying for the Welsh Bacc will have extended access to an online course which will offer “important support” while schools are closed, it was announced today (Wednesday 1 April).  

Aberystwyth University provides protection equipment to NHS during COVID19 crisis

01 April 2020

Aberystwyth University departments are helping healthcare professionals to stay safe as the number of patients infected with Coronavirus continues to rise. 

Pantycelyn opens for applications

01 April 2020

Applications for freshers who want to live in Wales’ most famous student halls open today, Wednesday 1 April 2020, as the first rooms at the site are completed.

Britain's endangered native ponies could help habitats recover – and Brexit offers an opportunity

06 April 2020

Dr Mariecia Fraser (Reader in Upland Agroecology and Lead Scientist at the Pwllpeiran Upland Research Centre) writes in The Conversation, about the wild ponies that have inhabited Britain for over 4,000 years but are in danger of dying out.

Examination and assessment changes due to Covid-19 – Aberystwyth University

06 April 2020

Aberystwyth university has announced further changes to examination and assessment arrangements for students in light of the Coronavirus crisis, following discussions with staff and student representatives.

University offers free online training on domestic abuse during COVID-19

07 April 2020

A research project based at Aberystwyth University is offering free online training to frontline practitioners across the United Kingdom dealing with cases of domestic abuse among older people during the current coronavirus lockdown.

Aberystwyth University provides facilities, equipment and expertise in Covid-19 response

06 April 2020

Aberystwyth University is providing support to the NHS through making facilities and services available to the Hywel Dda University Health Board.

NHS 'heroes' should not have to risk their lives to treat coronavirus patients

20 April 2020

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Jenny Mathers, discusses whether focusing on the heroism of NHS workers during the Covid19 outbreak could lead people to view the current situation as inevitable, and allow political leaders to deflect responsibility for their handling of the pandemic.  She also ponders whether the hero status of Britain’s multi-ethnic NHS workers will protect them from discrimination, racism or even the threat of being deported in the future.

Shortlist for 2020 Staff and Students Awards announced

21 April 2020

The shortlist for the annual AberSU Staff and Students Awards has been announced.

'Coronavirus holidays' stoke rural fury

22 April 2020

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences discusses how second home ownership in rural Wales during the Covid-19 outbreak has brought about echoes of old conflicts:

Seaweed-based bioplastic business wins student enterprise competition

22 April 2020

An eco-business using Welsh seaweed to create bioplastic, is the winner of this year’s Aberystwyth University student enterprise competition, InvEnterPrize.

Research to fast-track Covid-19 test for low income countries

27 April 2020

Researchers from Aberystwyth University are working on a technique to improve testing for the Coronavirus in low income countries.

Aberystwyth University gives over another building to fight against Coronavirus

27 April 2020

An Aberystwyth University building has been converted to a key worker screening centre and clinical space for local GP use, as part of continued efforts during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Aberystwyth University academics honoured by Welsh Academy

29 April 2020

Five Aberystwyth University academics are among the new entrants to the Learned Society of Wales’ Fellowship.